Marie-Laurence Hébert-Dolbec is a PhD candidate at the Center for International Law of ULB. She is a Research Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS). She holds a law degree (LL.B. 2008) and a master’s degree in international law (LL.M. 2014) from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Her work – essentially, but not only – focuses on international criminal law. In her dissertation, she tackles the persistence and recurrence of the “figure of victim” in the discourses and practices developed by actors and proponents of international criminal justice. She borrows concepts from critical approaches to (international) law, sociology, and criminology in order to shed light upon the contradictions that led to the way victims are actually treated by international criminal law.